Major Crash Ties Up I-84 East in Danbury

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    David Beltran
    Witnesses at the scene say Interstate 84 eastbound is shut down near exit 1 in Danbury due to a major crash.

    Traffic is at a standstill on Interstate 84 eastbound near at exit 1 in Danbury due to a major crash across the New York state line, according to Connecticut Department of Transportation officials.

    Witnesses at the scene say traffic is heavily backed up on I-84 east coming into Connecticut, leaving some drivers stranded.

    Three ambulances, two fire trucks and one flatbed are at the scene, according to witnesses. The extent of injuries is unknown.

    Witnesses say it looks like a multiple-car crash, but it's not clear exactly how many vehicles were involved.

    State police said the crash happened on the New York section of the highway and have no information.

    DOT officials say traffic on the westbound side is moving just fine.